Rural

Covering : Colne Valley, Denby Dale, Golcar, the Holme Valley, Kirkburton and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

DEARNE VALLEY

Denby Dale

  • To target youth anti-social behaviour in and around Denby Dale Bowling Club, Skelmanthorpe Cricket Club and New Street, Skelmanthorpe. We will be conducting increased high visibility patrols in the areas and liaising with local educational establishments and partners in an effort to address the issue and identify and deal with offenders.
  • To target anti-social vehicle use and speeding in and around the villages of Denby Dale (including regular unlawful vehicular use of public bridleway at Gilthwaites Lane), Clayton West, Birdsedge, Cumberworth, Emley and Skelmanthorpe. We will be increasing patrols in the area and conducting regular speed checks and in addition conducting specific days of action using additional resources to target offenders.. 

Kirkburton

  • To target anti-social vehicle use and speeding in the villages of Kirkburton, Flockton, Shelley and Shepley and contravention of vehicle weight restriction through Flockton village. We will be increasing patrols in the areas and conducting regular speed checks and in addition conducting specific days of action using additional resources to target offenders.
  • To target youth anti-social behaviour in and around Gregory Playing Fields, the quarry and North Road at Kirkburton and Shepley Village. We will be conducting increased high visibility patrols in the areas and liaising with local educational establishments and partners in an effort to address the issue and identify and deal with offenders. 

GOLCAR

  • Anti-social Behaviour in Milnsbridge Village Centre and by the River at the rear of Aldi. We are working with Safer Kirklees and NHW and are arranging a community Safety stall / event in the centre in the near future. NPT have recently dealt with and summonsed to court several ASB offenders from this area. We continue to patrol regularly as a priority area and deal with those causing Anti-social behaviour robustly taking positive action at every opportunity.
  • Anti-social Behaviour on the Trees Estate. We are conducting regular patrols, stop checks, intelligence gathering, submitting information to share with colleagues and partner agencies. We ensure the main instigators are regularly disrupted and visited at home to curb behaviour. We will aim to respond to ASB calls from these areas swiftly and take positive action with the youths. We will use stop and search powers when grounds allow and disperse large gatherings, investigating any crimes coming to light.  NPT have recently summonsed to court some ASB offenders from this area. We also highlighted a number areas with rubbish that was making the estate look very untidy and have liaised with Safer Kirklees who have arranged to have the community caretakers clear it.

 COLNE VALLEY

  • Linthwaite and Marsden Vehicle Crime. Although overall vehicle crime has reduced in the area, Land rovers and Transit van theft is prevalent. Offenders are using keyless entry devices or bodily force. There is also a trend around the theft of catalytic converters. Both police and Safer Kirklees have provided Target Hardening advice to the community.  Police have distributed advice leaflets regarding Catalytic Converter Thefts and we have a trigger plan in place for when these offences occur. Police are conducting a force-wide week of action for Cat Converter thefts between Monday 19th and Sunday 25th April where specific intelligence will be acted upon, suspects will be disrupted, and hot spot areas will be proactively patrolled.
  • Off Road Bikes and 4x4s. This is mainly the moorland in Marsden. We are spending a lot of problem-solving time here, working closely with local residents and moorland owners.  We have ongoing days of action with the off-Road bike Team and The National Trust to collectively combat this. We will continue to patrol the area and move people from the locations, issue warnings and seize vehicles where appropriate. The farmers and National Trust are in the process of arranging for gates to be installed to gate off various access points.
HOLME VALLEY NORTH AND SOUTH
  • To target residential burglary offences we will ensure all burglaries are revisited by the Neighbourhood Policing Team and crime prevention advice is offered. We will work closely with crime prevention officers and the CID department. We will ensure areas of concern are targeted with high visibility patrols and leaflet drops.
  • To target speeding vehicles and anti-social vehicle use we will continue with speed checks, conduct high visibility patrols and work closely with partners where appropriate to reduce anti-social vehicle use.